• Vakkaru Resort Maldives

    Frequently Asked Questions


Have questions in mind? Please find below the most frequesntly asked questions about Vakkaru Maldives.

  • Where is the Maldives?

    The Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean between 7° 6′ 35″ and 0° 42′ 24″ south and between 72° 33′ 19″ and 73° 46′ 13″ east of Greenwich. It is a sovereign archipelagic nation positioned in the Indian Ocean, less than one-hour flight from Sri Lanka.

  • Where is Vakkaru Maldives located and how to get there?

    Vakkaru Maldives is located 68 Nautical Miles (NM) North of Male’. The resort arranges transfer from Velana International Airport via Seaplane or Domestic Flight. Seaplanes fly in daylight hours only and your transfer to the resort is a 30-minute flight north west of the airport. If you are arriving in the evening or simply prefer, you may choose a domestic flight to the local airport in Baa Atoll (Dharavandhoo), a journey of 20-minute followed by a 30-minute speedboat ride to the island.

  • What is the usual climate and weather in the Maldives?

    The Maldives is a perfect destination year-round although there are two seasons, one between May and October when intermittent rain showers occur, followed by the less humid and drier season from November to April. A tropical serenity located on the equator, the Maldives enjoys a year-round idyllic climate with temperatures between 23°C and 32°C.

  • What is the time difference?

    The Maldives is 5 hours ahead of the GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). However, on Vakkaru Island all timings are on Vakkaru time which is one hour ahead of Male’ time.

  • What is Vakkaru time?

    Vakkaru time is 6 hours ahead of GMT (same like Dhaka time) or one hour ahead of Male’ time. Vakkaru time is used on our island to offer our guests with the optimum daylight. Kindly note that your cell phone automatically will be on Male’ time if it is receiving the time via the network, hence it is suggested to change the time setting manually.

  • What is the capital of the Maldives?

    Male’ is the capital and the principal commercial centre. It is also the most populous island in the country with a population of 150,000 inhabitants.

  • What are the languages spoken?

    Dhivehi is the National language spoken by Maldivians, but English is widely used in the country. In the resort, we have multi-cultural team, and there are team members who are fluent in Russian, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Thai and Indian.

  • What currencies are used in the Maldives and in the resort?

    The national currency is Rufiyaa (MRf) and bank notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 in addition to coins in the denominations of MRf 2, MRf 1 and 50 L. The resort accepts payments in US Dollar.

  • What credit cards are accepted?

    The resort accepts major credit cards including America Express, Visa, Master Card and Union Pay.

  • Are guests allowed to fly drones in the resort?

    According to the resort’s policy, the unauthorized operation of mechanical devices that fly over or suspend from ground level (drones), is prohibited in the resort premises. No guest or resident shall permit or authorize such drone use, by any third party, without the prior written authorization from the Management.

  • Language spoken

    Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Thai, Indian.